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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 465 - Cognitive Psychology

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Have you ever wondered: What is the mind?  How has it evolved?  How does it change over the lifespan?  How does it manage the extraordinary achievements of day-to-day living? What happens when something in the mind goes wrong? The science of Cognitive Psychology answers these questions by exploring how the human mind processes information.  Some major topics in this class include: perception, attention, memory, imagery, language, problem solving, and decision making.  This course examines some of the basic theories about what makes the human mind special, and why we think the way we do.     (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop a model for how the human mind works, from lower- to higher-level processes
  • Critically evaluate the major theories of human cognition
  • Interpret and critique research findings as they relate to cognitive theories and the real world
  • Demonstrate metacognitive skills through traditional book learning and through practice and reflection

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Dr. Lauren Beverung

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